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May, 2017

PSA Chooses WorldStrides Excel for International Soccer Tours

WorldStrides Excel, the nation’s largest and most trusted sports travel provider is pleased to announce it is partnering with Potomac Soccer Association to deliver international soccer tours for their players.

Potomac Soccer Association is a standout club in the Maryland area that competes in the Champions Club League. The Champions Club League (CCL) hosts many competitive clubs from the states of Maryland and Virginia. Traveling internationally will allow Potomac’s teams to play against top level academy teams in the United Kingdom and showcase the quality of player and type of soccer that is competing within the CCL as a whole. The trips will allow Potomac soccer players and their families a unique and exciting experience both on and off the soccer field.

Laurie Lane, Executive Director of Potomac Soccer Association stated: “Potomac Soccer Association is excited to announce a travel partnership with WorldStrides Excel. After experiencing their high quality and professionalism throughout my previous trips with the Maryland ODP program I look forward to presenting this same experience to four of our 2018 club teams.”

Under terms of the agreement, all teams will travel internationally in July of 2018. The U13 boys and girls teams will travel to England to compete against teams and experience the cities of Manchester and London. The U15 boys and girls teams will both travel to Amsterdam, Netherlands and then on to Germany for their ten day trip.

“We are very excited about the opportunity with Potomac Soccer Association. After working with Laurie Lane through the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association, we could not be happier to extend our international travel relationship with her and Potomac Soccer. The opportunity to take players and coaches abroad for international competition, coupled with the chance to experience a new culture will only add to the quality programs and experiences Potomac offers here in Maryland,” said Eric McAleer, Vice President, WorldStrides Excel Programs.

About WorldStrides

WorldStrides Excel Programs is the leader in international tours for U.S. soccer teams and is a specialist in meeting the unique requirements of international team travel at the recreational, travel, ODP, and collegiate team level. Founded in 1998 by Eric McAleer, a former European professional soccer player, Excel International Sports was acquired by WorldStrides in 2015. For more information on WorldStrides Excel Programs, visit